This year has seen the emergence of a slew of contenders across the board and multiple divisions in the UFC — from almost top-to-bottom.
From the likes of unbeaten starlet, Bo Nickal, to Japanese up and comer, Tatsuro Taira, an even PFL prospect, Dakota Ditcheva, the above trio have stood out leaps and bounds ahead of the rest in terms for bang for your buck for their respective organizations — with each possessing massive career ceilings by the looks of things. However, as far as standouts are concerned, amateur wrestling phenom, Bo Nickal has received the majority of votes by staff at LowKick MMA — crowning him as our Prospect of the Year for 2023.
Prospect of the Year – Bo Nickal – UFC – 2-0-0 (5 votes)
A pair of fights on MMA revealed his future move to UFC. Dana White’s Contender Series, Colorado-born grappling ace, Bo Nickal has already received billing as a surefire top-contender at the middleweight limit in the future — if not a future gold holder.
Nickal, 27, improved to 4-0 and 5-0 at the end of summer. He won consecutively by submission against Jamie Pickett then Val Woodburn in a first-round knockout ,…